Animal Lifestyle in Sri Lanka

7 Nights / 8 Days

Day 01 – Negombo

Arrival at Katunayaka airport, you’ll meet our representative and proceed to Negombo and Overnight stay in Negombo.


Day 02 – Elephant Orphanage, Kandy, Dambulla

After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to feed elephants.  The Orphanage is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. The orphanage was originally founded in 1975 in order to afford care and protection to many of the orphaned wild elephants found in Sri Lanka.

Proceed to Dambulla. In Dambulla, you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Dambulla Cave Temple.  The temple is located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the Worlds most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colors and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era) and continues up to the Kandiyan era of the 18th Century.

You can have your lunch at a local Restaurant.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Habarana.


Day 03 – Minneriya, Sigiriya and Kandy Dance

Today you have to get up bit early to go for safari in Minneriya National Park. You can have a picnic breakfast today. The National Park is spread around 8890 hectares and is an ideal tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and shrubs areas and is home to Sri Lanka’s favorite such elephants and so many species of animals. The national park’s faunal species includes 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 9 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish and 75 species of butterflies.

Proceed to Sigiriya to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in Matale District. It is a massive rock nearly 200m (660ft) high. According to the ancient documents, king Kashyapa (477-495CE) selected this site as his kingdom. He built his palace on the top of the rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes.

You can have your lunch at a local Restaurant. Proceed to Kandy via Matale. In Matale, visit a Spice Garden. In the evening, see the Kandy Dancing Show. Dinner and Overnight stay in Kandy.


Day 04 – Kandy Temple, Botanical Garden, Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at hotel visit Kandy Temple of Tooth. Kandy lies at an altitude of 488.6 meters (1629 feet) above sea level in the center of the island and surrounded by the ranges of mountains. It is still very much a focal point of Sri Lankan culture. Kandy was the capital of last generation of Sri Lanka`s Kings until it fell into the hands of British in 1815.

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of Tooth is a Buddhist temple in Kandy city. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former kingdom of Kandy. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in the local politics because it is believed that whoever holds Tooth Relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy also one of UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. After visiting the Temple of Tooth, Visit Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya. It is renowned for its collection of orchids. The garden includes more than 4000 species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees and the park spread for around 147 acres.

You can have your lunch at a local Restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Nuwara Eliya. On the way, you can visit a tea plantation. Dinner and Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.


Day 05 – Horton Plains and Yala

Today you have to get up bit early because we have to approach Horton Plains by 7 am. You can have a picnic breakfast. Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by Montana grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 meters (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. The sheer precipice of World’s End and Baker’s fall are among the tourist attractions of the park.

After that proceed to Tissaharama with a seeing of Rawana Fall. You can have your lunch at a local Restaurant. Check into a hotel in Tissamaharama and proceed to Yala National Park for Safari in the evening. Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public and also adjoining parks. The park covers 979 square kilometers. Yala harbours 215 bird species including six endemic species of Sri Lanka. The number of mammals that has been recorded from the park is 44, and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Tissamaharama


Day 06 – Yala Safari and Mirissa

Proceed to Yala National Park for morning safari. Get a picnic breakfast. Check out the hotel and proceed to Koggala to visit Martin Wickramasinghe museum. The house which late Mr. Martin Wickramasinghe was born has inspired the Martin Wickramasinghe truth to establish a Folk Museum Complex, surrounded by a restored ecosystem planted with hundreds of varieties of indigenous trees and shrubs in which bird life abounds. The house and the surroundings bring to life a little part of the Koggala which is so vividly depicted in Wickramasinghe’s writings.

You can have your lunch at a local Restaurant.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Mirissa.


Day 07 – Mirissa Whale Watching, Galle Fort and Kosgoda Turtle Farm

Today you have to get up bit early and we are going to Mirissa Harbor by 6.15am to join a Whale watching tour in the South Beach. It will take till noon when you come back to the harbor after seeing whales. After that, proceed to Galle to visit Galle Dutch Fort. The fort was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

You can have your lunch at a local Restaurant.

After lunch, proceed to Kosgoda to visit a Turtle Hatchery. Dinner and Overnight stay at Bentota.


Day 08 – Madu River, Colombo S/S

After breakfast at hotel, go for boat safari along Madu River. The estuary of the Madu Ganga is a complex coastal ecosystem of mangroves and islands. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.

A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals- monkeys are eating fruits in the trees, a water monitor lizard glides slowly through the water, and cormorants, egrets and kingfishers wait patiently on the banks, eyeing the water prey. There are around 64 islands in the river and lagoon, from a tiny speak housing a deserted shrine to one housing 250 families connected to the mainland with a very long footbridge. After that, proceed to Colombo for the City Tour. In the City Tour, you can visit some religious places like a Buddhist Temple and can visit the Old Parliament, Old Fort, National Museum, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall and the Independence Square.

You can have your lunch at a local Restaurant. After lunch you can continue your City Tour and can have a shopping in Colombo City. After that, proceed to Katunayaka Bandaranaike International Airport to meet the departure flight.